Virulent Swipe

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Uncommon

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Virulent Swipe

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Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains deathtouch until end of turn.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Virulent Swipe Discussion

Darth_Savage on Dimir Control

6 days ago

Your deck gives me a chance to suggest a card the I've wanted to use, but never quite seen the right setup for, but more on that in a bit...

Conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't mix creatures with infect and those without, outside of mana dorks. It is also that you shouldn't rely on auras, as they give your opponent a 2-for-1. Invisible Stalker though will wear any aura quite happily since it has hexproof, it also can't be blocked. A card like Slippery Scoundrel might also be ok, though 10 permanents is a lot. Neither of these were the card I mentioned in my opening, that card is Elusive Tormentor  Flip this card is interesting because it transforms into a 0/1 hexproof, indestructible, can't be blocked creature and can then be flipped back to deliver the 4 damage. It doesn't lose any auras attached when it transforms, so that means a 4/4 infect and the gag is you can transform it back to Insidious Mist in response to your opponents removal.

There is also a decent draw spell with proliferate Tezzeret's Gambit and proliferate on a stick Thrummingbird, both of these are worth consideration. 27 land is a lot, 23-5 would be fine and this gives you more slots. Your also wanting to play control, so Temple of Deceit or Fetid Pools is a lot better than Submerged Boneyard, Halimar Depths might also be worth considering. Moving on, a pump spell might be a good idea Virulent Swipe or Supernatural Stamina for example.

There are 2 cards in modern that wreck an infect plan Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Solemnity , so be aware and don't let these resolve... That's it from me, good luck and have fun brewing your deck.

rdean14 on Unblockable Abuse

1 month ago

Virulent Swipe is not exactly on theme, as it would shift the deck into aggro, but it would fit well.

More on theme: Vapor Snag/Unsummon would be excellent early plays, as the deck doesn't handle aggro well. Fatal Push would be better than Hero's Downfall, for the mainboard. If you prefer more options/are running into a plethora of planeswalkers, then Boomerang (more for Tron lands), Consign / Oblivion, Disperse, or Perilous Voyage. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, and Unmoored Ego are good control sideboard options.

I like this, but, as it isn't that quick, it could use more control to combat aggro/burn strategies.

KLR2808 on Enter, the Infection Arena!

1 month ago

Thank you rdean14, i really like the Virulent Swipe, and Life Goes On suggestions, but the other 4 will be a pass. Giant Growth, and Groundswell were both previous considerations by me, but they have no other utility like Vines of Vastwood, and Blossoming Defense. Mutagenic Growth is potentially free so that's a must have for the ability to either trick or blind the opponent, Find / Finality is too slow for the deck to be effective even as a sideboard option. Dismember is the best removal because it hits things with indestructible, so Fatal Push, and Tragic Slip do not work with our fragile small threats.

I'm going to replace my Distortion Strikes with Virulent Swipe for removal/pump, and Life Goes On is a great sideboard suggestion!

Thank you for checking the deck out, KLR2808

rdean14 on Enter, the Infection Arena!

1 month ago

Virulent Swipe (esp. on an opponent's combat phase), Giant Growth, and Groundswell, are excellent pump spells, I think your deck could benefit from. Find / Finality seems like a good sideboard option and Fatal Push/Tragic Slip for removal over Dismember. Life Goes On Sideboard for burn. I like thedeck a whole lot, good stuff

ZwiebelRoyal on GoblinSparky

8 months ago

i recommend Virulent Swipe

Crazyjala on The Scarab God's Mental attack

9 months ago

Responces to fools who believe attacking you can result in anything other than you're own death:

Cast Down, Chill to the Bone, Doom Blade, Eyeblight's Ending, Go for the Throat, Grisly Spectacle, Hero's Downfall, Hideous End, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, Rend Flesh

Methods of killing more fit for one of the Scarab God's boundless intellect:

Coat with Venom, Fatal Blow, Necrobite, Touch of Moonglove, Virulent Swipe

Darth_Savage on Occult Wings

10 months ago

Hi MiguelLavariel

Setting an arbitrary limitation to your deck design like all creatures have flying isn't necessarily the best way to build an efficient deck. Modern is often referred to as a turn four format, what this means is that your deck needs to be in a position to win on turn four. If I use infect as an example, Plague Stinger being pumped by Vampire's Bite is a scarier proposition than any of your threats.

That being said it might be possible to build a more efficient version of your deck, but the catch is that if someone wants a mono black deck both infect and devotion already exist as options. Still I'd like to suggest a couple of cards Bone Picker is the first, assuming you get the cost reduction it is an efficient beater. Next Virulent Swipe, on the first use it can get extra damage through, the second use is free, even if it does define the pumped creature before combat. Last, but not least Smuggler's Copter could easily find a home in an aggro list like yours, it is definitely worth considering.

I hope this helps.

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